Rooted in Chef Stephan Pyles’ career as a pioneer in Southwestern, New American and Modern Texan cuisines, the new menu at Flora Street Café features what Chef Pyles has termed “Elevated Texas Cuisine.” In this new genre Chef Pyles takes his art form to an even higher sensory level of refinement. Sophisticated dishes combining Texas ingredients and modern techniques will join an impressive beverage program featuring a curated tea and coffee program, global, U.S. and Texas wine selections and handcrafted cocktails which pay homage to the culinary arts and fine arts.
When we were working the menu, I would remind my chefs—and myself—that even if it’s only a chile or a puff of smoke, every dish has to have a Texas element. --- Chef Pyles
As represented in Stephan Pyles Flora Street Café’s menu, the wine list is focused on Texan, South American, Spanish, and global selections with a dedication to selecting smaller, responsibly-produced wineries. Flora Street Café was named one of the top 100 Wine Restaurants of 2017 by Wine Enthusiast, which said, “The new Arts District dining room of Chef Stephan Pyles is formal but fresh. It showcases wines from the Texas High Plains alongside classic picks from Burgundy and Oregon’s Willamette Valley, and new discoveries from Spain, Austria, and Slovenia.”
For 22 years, Chef Pyles has served a custom blend of coffees and teas from Metro Coffee in Dallas-Fort Worth. For Flora Street, a selection of hot teas has been custom blended for Pyles by The Cultured Cup.
All breads at Flora Street Café are house made. There is a Nixtimal machine to make corn masa in-house. All tables receive complimentary bread service.
The handcrafted cocktails are named for music, dance and arts terms and tremendous contributors and pioneers in a multitude of artistic disciplines. Bitters, liqueurs, and syrups are made in-house. The program is led by star bartender Lauren Festa and Beverage Director Madeleine Thompson.